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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

Impact of COVID-19 on agriculture and food security in India: A review


Sonal Athnere, K Greeshma, A Akhil Reddy and P Ashwini

The COVID-19 pandemic is a wellbeing and human emergency undermining the food security and nourishment of a huge number of individuals around the globe. A huge number of individuals were at that point experiencing yearning and hunger before the infection hit and, except if quick move is made, we could see a worldwide food crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic likewise raises the caution on the earnest need to change the world's food frameworks. Around the world, food frameworks stay a driver of environmental change and the planet's unfurling natural emergency. This emergency can fill in as a defining moment to rebalance and change our food frameworks, making them more comprehensive, manageable and versatile. As per the International Labor Organization (ILO), the ascent in joblessness as a result of Covid-19 could be up to 25 million around the world. On the off chance that the lockdown proceeds past further, the effect is probably going to be significantly more serious on the working individuals and on the economy all in all. Numerous atmosphere models anticipate an ideal storm in the 2020 season (the India Meteorological Department has additionally since formally reported) as the El-Nino climate wonder, that upsets precipitation in India, isn't apparent. This is without a doubt an uplifting news in the COVID situation, accepting farming can rehearse to a great extent solid. Uplifting news is that Government of India has now expanded its attention on sustenance (other than food)- security and raising ranchers' salary (as opposed to improving homestead profitability). Changing the buyer conduct with appropriate projects and motivations is as of now in the plan. For all these to occur, the current scene of strategy impetuses that favor the two major staples of wheat and rice needs to change. Planning farming arrangements, post-COVID19 situation, must incorporate these goals for a food frameworks change in India.

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How to cite this article:
Sonal Athnere, K Greeshma, A Akhil Reddy and P Ashwini. Impact of COVID-19 on agriculture and food security in India: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):263-270. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2020.v9.i5Se.12793

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